Target, Tech and Other Picks That Paid

Our traders are good but you knew that! Check out their latest picks that paid in a regular feature we call "Quicker Than The Ticker.”

Gary Kaminsky

On January 7th Fast Money’s veteran trader suggested the tech trade was about to short circuit. “I’m short the Nasdaq. I’m short the QQQQ ,” he revealed with a bearish growl.

As it turns out, a slew of disappointing earnings sent bulls running for the exits. With the QQQQ about 6% lower since his short call, this fuzzy bear played the tech trade ‘just right.’

Karen Finerman

On January 12th the Chairwoman decided it was time to go bargain hunting. “I see value in Target,” she said. “I think this is a good time to buy.”

If you watch the show regularly, you know shopping for value is Finerman’s forte. And since she suggested a long position in Target, shares have returned 5%.

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Joe Terranova

On January 11th the Liquidator turned from energy bull to short-term crude oil bear. “I'd short oil ,” he said. “I don't like anything in the energy space right now.”

As it turned out, being a pessimist paid. Since he suggested getting short crude oil has slogged lower.

Tim Seymour

On January 6th the Ambassador said that a long position in sugar was a sweet thing. “I think sugar is going to continue to rally,” he stated simply.

In a word this trade was, ‘delicious.’ Since he suggested a long position shares have climbed higher.

Now that’s Fast Money.



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Trader disclosure: On January 29th, 2010, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR), (IWM), (MDY), (SPY), (UNG), (USO); Finerman Owns (AAPL); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC), (BAC) Leaps; Finerman Owns (BAC), (BAC) Preferred; Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (CVS); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (GOOG); Finerman's Firm Owns (IBM), (KFT), (MSFT), (WMT); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (RIG); Finerman's Firm Owns (PLCE); Seymour Owns (AAPL), (BA), (F), (INTC), (PBR); Terranova Owns (BAC), (JPM), (XOM), (HAL), (OIH), (FCX), (GOOG), (FMC), (AAPL), (DELL), (MSFT), (QCOM); Terranova Is Long March British Pound Futures; Terranova Owns (XLF) Feb. Calls; Terranova Is Short (AAPL) Feb. Calls

For Tim Seymour
Seygem Asset Management Is Short (VALE)
Seygem Asset Management Owns (POT)
Seygem Asset Management Owns (FCX) Calls
Seygem Asset Management Owns (PBR)

For Joe-Terranova
Terranova Works For (VRTS)
Terranova Is Chief Market Strategist Of Virtus Investment Partners, Ltd.
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DLR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (EXR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (UA)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (SKT)

For Brian Stutland
Stutland Owns (XOM)
Stutland Is Short (SPY) Directional Position, Long Volatility
Stutland Is Long VXX
Stutland's Firm Is A Market Maker In VIX And SPX
Stutland's Firm Is Short VIX Directional Position, Short Volatility
Stutland's Firm Is Short S&P 500 Directional Position, Short Time Spreads

Other Relevant Disclosures:
Seymour Owned (GOOG) On 1/21/10
Terranova Was Short Feb. Crude Oil Futures On 1/11/10
Finerman's Firm Owned (AXL), (AXL) Calls On 1/8/10
Kaminsky Was Short (QQQ) On 1/7/10
Terranova Was Short Feb. Crude Oil Futures On 1/11/10
Finerman's Firm Owned (TGT), (TJX) On 1/12/10